The Free Art Gallery
The Free Art Gallery is an ongoing art project consisting in providing art completely free of charge.
Works available are non-editioned, one-of-a-kind pieces and are completely free of charge without any other sort of strings attached. Because of the high volume of requests, interested viewers are only asked to fill out a simple form requesting a particular work or works, explaining the reasons for their interest. When more than one viewer is interested in a work, one request will be favored over the other based on an asessment of the viewer’s degree of sincere interest in the work. TFAG does not discriminate in terms of social hierarchy or influence.
The project was first presented at the Armory Art fair in New York in March 2008, and later at Mexico City’s art fair FEMACO in that same year. In addition, certan works were given to specific individuals from the art world, including artists, critics, curators, and others, with a letter stipulating that they were free to do as they pleased with the free work, and should they return it back to the gallery it would be immediately destroyed.